Two of my paintings will be displayed at the Maine Lobster Fair Juried Art Show!
I am so happy to have begun my association with the Festival. It is next door in Rockland. Easy access for me and I get to meet more of my artist community members. All the artists I’ve met since moving to Owls Head have been so friendly and happy to share their knowledge and experiences.
Here are the two paintings that will be part of the show.
Be sure, if you go to the Lobster Festival, to stop in at the Camden National Bank, on the corner of Main Street and Route 1.
The art will be on display starting Tuesday, July 29 – Saturday August 3.
NOTE: Photos look very brilliant. I am not a great photographer. But the original paintings look great. Come take a look see. Let me know what you think.
with Jo M. Orise professional artist and former art teacher.
Graphite pencil drawing by: Jo M. Orise
Where: Orise Studio Gallery, Owls Head. Limited space.
When: Consecutive Saturdays until October.
Choose your sequence of Saturdays.
No holiday weekends.
Fee: $25 per session, paid in advance. Cash preferred. *Credit cards accepted with .01% processing
fee per charge. ($25+ .25=$25.25).
What to bring:
One (1) 14×17″ or larger Newsprint Drawing Pad.
One (1) sketch drawing board larger than your paper.
You can purchase one locally or online.
You can make your own with Masonite, with or without clips.
If you don’t find a board, or don’t want to purchase one, I will loan one for the session. Let me know ahead of time so I don’t run out.
One (1) 8.5×11″ or 9×12″ spiral bound sketch book, either 70 or 80 lb weight, smooth paper ACID FREE paper. (If you create a successful drawing, Acid Free paper will provide a longer lasting artwork to frame. Do not use typing or photocopy paper.
One (1) each: hb, 2b, 4b, and 6b Faber Castell pencils or similar artist brand.
The higher the h value, the harder the graphite,
resulting in a lighter, less intense mark.
The higher the b value, the softer the graphite,
resulting in darker, more intense mark.
One (1) kneaded rubber eraser.
A pencil sharpener.
A pencil pouch or box to protect and control tools. Pencils are known to roll into cracks; fall out a window; slip off a twelfth story porch; blow off the side of a boat… Need I go on?
Come to learn, or come to improve your skills.
Reserve your space!
Contact Jo M. Orise for directions.
We returned from our winter sojourn and my studio needed to be reorganized. Again.
We moved in after finally selling our NH home. That was three years ago? Time does fly. Maybe it was two. No matter, I dreaded cleaning it out.
Emptied a pile of packed boxes marked Jo’s Studio. I should have given them to Good Will or a school teacher.
Yes, the studio is now clear of the clutter. It just so happens the kitchen is just outside my studio doors. Can you guess where my clutter of boxes marked Jo’s Studio are? You got it—in the kitchen.
WHO CARES about my boxes? I do.
Because I am opening my studio for the 2019 Scene About season. Tomorrow!
One scene about is the painting above. Oil, 8×10″ . Go to my website: https://www.jomorise.com click on the Ocean-Water link.
Come by. Say hello. Let me know how you like the bigger and neater studio.
Oh, and you can comment on my artwork too.
Maybe you need one for that empty space on your wall in the bedroom, living room, kitchen and don’t forget the bathroom. How about the new garage…perk it up a bit.
Hours: Friday and Saturday 12:30 – 4 p.m. and Sundays 10 – 4 p.m.
Otherwise it is by appointment or perchance.
Now these hours are not etched in stone…some days I may have to close early or not open for different reasons, like conflicting hours for shows and family matters.
Meanwhile, I’ll keep painting and writing. I’ll keep you posted.
I will be participating in the 17th Annual Festival of Art May 30 – June 2. See poster below.
May 31, 12:30 – 4 p.m., I am hosting an Art 2019 Scene About Opening at my Orise Studio-Gallery here: 312 North Shore Drive, Owls Head, ME.
Come visit, bring a friend. I will have a few refreshments and a guest book sign in. Hope to see you here. I will most likely be nervous…since it is my very first official opening.
Should I invite the governor?
Don’t laugh. I belonged to the Artist Guild of the Kennebunks. Our first art opening in Kennebunkport, Maine included an invitation to the President and the First Lady. Mrs. Barbara Bush arrived with several Secret Service men and her secretary. The First Lady was so gracious. She admired every painting on display. I will never forget that experience.
Place logo and layout with fonts on all communication media. Stick to your design. Constant change confuses and discourages potential clients.
Where will you hang your sign? Does it “blend in” and disappear? Or is it distinctive? If so, how much space between it and another sign of distinction?
Look at the whole display and where displayed. What clientele do you want to attract?
Seek out examples in your area. Compare your signage with theirs. That includes the building sign, business cards, postcards, statements, receipts, banners, letterheads, packaging, and more.
If you are stuck, talk to a business owner. Compliment them on their choice of signage and ask how or who designed it for them. Who created the finished product. If you are computer and software savvy, you can do it yourself. A great many of us who are artistic can do a terrific job in creating our product, and stink at designing signage. Simplicity, clarity, easy to read.
That is the aim.
When I drive by, I hope to see your sign and be able to read it at 35 mph or more. Size and simplicity will do that for you.
Communicate you are serious about your work, time, presentation, and your product. That is communicated by your sign.
Promoting yourself with words is a creative process as is art. Your goal: people will find, read and remember you.
Important too: the writer remembers what was written!
A couple visited my studio early this morning. After reviewing some of my work and chatting with the woman, also an artist, about her art work and what she hoped to learn and master, she and her partner then smiled, both acknowledging a quote,
“My muse drinks coffee.” They nodded as if that is truly what was part of my creative process.
“Where did you read that?”
“On your blog.”
“Really. Are you sure?”
They looked a little confused. “Yes.”
I write so many things, I may have forgotten.”
Sponsored by Camden National Bank, Rockland, ME. Tuesday, July 31 to Friday, August 3, 2018. Maine Lobster Festival Open Juried Art Show Opens Friday, August 8, 2018 Winners are contacted. July 31, I submitted two oil paintings. Keeping my fingers crossed. Have not been rejected yet. :-) Theme being the lobster festival and the Maine Coast, I decided to submit these two paintings. I know it is late notice, but as you know I am ‘always busy’ and me keeping up with me is sometimes hard to do.
Oil, 18×24″. “Entering Deep Cove”, Maine Coast.
I just love water and reflection
Oil, 24″. “Grace Bailey Anchored at Curtis Light”
Oh, my photography skills are not great. The original painting looks brilliant and the colors are fantastic. See the artwork at my website: jomorise.com We sailed the Grace Bailey. This was the view I got when we rowed back to the boat after lunch.
If you have time, come to the Lobster Festival, look up Camden National at 300 Main Street, Rockland—located on the corner of Maine and Park Streets. Parking in the back.